About Lisa Gilligan

Lisa regularly advises on all aspects of the licensing process for restaurants , late night venues, and pub companies. She has extensive experience dealing with health and safety issues and fire safety investigations.

Reopening – Planning and Licensing provisions relaxed

By |2021-03-17T16:44:52+01:00March 17th, 2021|

Re-opening on the horizon The much awaited easing of lockdown restrictions are now at last on the horizon and with the vaccine programme moving at pace the COVID tide looks like it’s turning, which means the hospitality trade can see a much clearer path ahead. Relaxation of planning and licensing measures This was bolstered further [...]

Takeaway – A lifeline for the sector

By |2020-11-16T15:25:17+01:00November 16th, 2020|

Pubs, restaurants and cafes can offer takeaway service The temporary measures introduced in March allowed restaurants, pubs and cafes to provide a food takeaway service without having to apply for planning permission.  These measures have been extended until 23 March 2022. This extension aims to allow businesses to plan ahead and adapt to changes in [...]

Did you Click and Collect this weekend?

By |2020-11-10T11:15:18+01:00November 10th, 2020|

New rules for Lockdown 2 During the Spring lockdown pubs, cafes and restaurants were allowed to sell food and drink to takeaway. But this time around the Government initially decided that takeaway alcohol would not be permitted during lockdown 2. Delivery or click and collect permitted However, in a welcome U turn the Government announced [...]

Pub or Restaurant – Is your meal substantial enough?

By |2020-10-19T17:12:52+01:00October 19th, 2020|

The new ‘three-tier traffic light’ system Following the Government’s recent introduction of the new tier restrictions (medium, high and very high), a number of new coronavirus local lockdowns have sprung up across the UK. Pub or restaurant? As part of the new tier 3 rules, restaurants can remain open but pubs must shut. Pubs that [...]

Pavement and off-sales licences – new provisions come into force

By |2020-07-23T16:01:02+01:00July 23rd, 2020|

The Business and Planning Act The Business and Planning Act 2020 has now received Royal Assent and is in force. The Act remains is aimed at helping businesses to adapt in these challenging times and take advantage of operational opportunities. We set out the provisions of the proposed new legislation in our previous article here  [...]

Licensing laws relaxed to boost re-opening

By |2020-06-29T10:51:19+01:00June 29th, 2020|

Business and Planning Bill 2020 The new Business and Planning Bill 2020, published on 25 June 2020, proposes significant changes designed to help licensed premises recover over the summer months any beyond. It will pass through all of the Commons stages today and we will update you on Royal Assent as soon as we can. [...]

Safe re-opening guidance published

By |2020-06-24T15:16:48+01:00June 24th, 2020|

Hospitality Sector to re-open on 4th July It has been long awaited but at last some good news for the sector. The Prime Minister has finally announced on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 that bars, hotels, restaurants, hotels and other licensed premises can re-open from 4th July 2020. Government guidance on safe re-opening Follow – up [...]